A vehicle crash claimed the life of the driver early yesterday morning on east bound I-80/94 just east of Cline Avenue. Investigation revealed at approximately just after 3:30 am, Monday a Buick, driven by 38 year old Robert Horton III, of Gary, was eastbound on I-80/94 just east of Cline Avenue when for unknown reasons the Buick went off the roadway. The car hit the sound barrier wall on the south side for approximately 100 yards before hitting the Burr Street exit sign. This caused the front wheels of the car to come off and hit a light pole which then collapsed on top of the exit sign. Debris was also thrown up onto the I-80/94 roadway where another vehicle struck the debris. Horton was pinned inside the car and had to be extricated. Horton’s injuries were too severe and they were pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy coroner with Lake County. According to the Indiana State Police, speed was a factor in this crash and alcohol maybe a factor pending toxicology results.
April 16th, 2019|Local News|